Postscript printers

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Better2bRed, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Better2bRed macrumors newbie

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    Is postscript still relevent when considering a color laserprinter? They all appear to have their own font management systems.

    Does anyone have any ideas about a decent quality colour laser for under $450.

    Many thanks for your help
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    PostScript is both cross-platform and futureproof. It takes vendor support out of the equation so long as your OS has a PostScript driver. I currently own two PostScript color printers, a Xerox Phaser 8400DP (home) and a Xerox Phaser 8550DP (office). Currently, Xerox offers the Phaser 8500/N for $499 after rebate. There was a time when HP LaserJets were built like anvils. Xerox Phaser printers still are.

    If $499 is too rich for your blood, then you might want to consider the Brother HL-2700CN, which sells for $449.98 after rebate at Staples.com. Unlike Xerox printers which feature genuine PostScript, Brother printers feature Brother's own PostScript clone, BR-Script3.

    Lexmark sells the C530dn/C530n at $499 with no mention of a rebate. Like Brother, Lexmark uses a PostScript clone.
     

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